The Racial Unity Team is sponsoring its fifth annual Art and Poetry Challenge inviting K-12 students and adults to submit an original poem or artwork.
Adults and children are invited to submit an original poem or visual work of art on this year’s theme: “A hidden past >>> an inclusive future.” Participants are encouraged to find a story that is rarely told and express how it helps us move toward a more inclusive future. Further details about the challenge are available at: https://racialunityteam.com/art-and-poetry-challenge.
About the NEA-NH HCR Committee
WHO WE ARE
We are a committee made up of educators, retired educators, and members of the NEA-NH staff. Our job is to stay up to date on current issues and concerns which are happening throughout our state and country related to Human Civil Rights.
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Civil rights are the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.
HOW WE CAN HELP
The Human Civil Rights Committee can provide professional development, give presentations, offer support, and be a voice for members.
As a dues paying member, you are never alone. The HCR committee is here to help you find resources and to assist with training and support you want and need.
If you would like for an HCR Committee member(s) to provide any assistance, please feel free to reach out to the committee chair.
WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE
Please email us at email@example.com and share your stories.
A Resource Guide for Concerned New Hampshire Educators
- Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network (GLSEN) NH Chapter: https://www.glsen.org/chapter/new-hampshire
- GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) NH Chapter: https://www.glad.org/overview/discrimination-employment/new-hampshire/
- NH LGBTQ+ Youth & Families Resource Guide: https://www.chadkids.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/NH-PIP-LGBTQ-Brochure-2018.pdf
- NAMI-NH: https://www.naminh.org/resources-2/lgbtq/
- NEA Professional Learning: https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/professional-learning/resources/safety-bias-lgtbq-issues
- NEA LGBTQ+ Resources: https://www.nea.org/resource-library/nea-lgbtq-resources
- GLSEN-National: https://www.glsen.org/
- Gay Straight Alliance (GSA): https://gsanetwork.org/
- The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/resources/article/creating-safer-spaces-in-schools-for-lgbtq-youth/
- ACLU LGBTQ YOUTH & SCHOOLS RESOURCE LIBARY: https://www.aclu.org/library-lgbt-youth-schools-resources-and-links
NH Resources on Sexism
- Carsey School of Policy at UNH (General Statistics on Sexual Harrassment in NH): https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/nh-sexual-harrassment-work
- Upton & Hatfield Attorneys at Law (This group may represent admin; it is recommended you contact your NEAnh local association leaders and UD): https://www.uptonhatfield.com/blog/2016/november/gender-discrimination-in-new-hampshire-know-the-/
- Department of Education, Commission for Human Rights and Department of Justice FAQ: https://www.doj.nh.gov/civil-rights/documents/faq-public-government.pdf
- NH Business Review (2018 article): https://www.nhbr.com/gender-identity-in-the-workplace-a-guide/
National & Global Resources on Sexism
- National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) laws on gender discrimination by state: https://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/-gender-and-sex-discrimination.aspx
- Equal Rights Advocates: https://www.equalrights.org/issue/economic-workplace-equality/discrimination-at-work/#:~:text=Workplace%20gender%20discrimination%20comes%20in,gender%20identity%2C%20or%20sexual%20orientation.
- Forbes Magazine (published 5/2022): https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2022/03/15/why-getting-rid-of-sexism-in-the-workplace-is-so-challenging/?sh=58076aff4241
- Sexism In The Workplace Isn’t Dead—We Checked | Fast Company (2019) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-U4pw_L7gI
- How subtle workplace sexism impacts women (2018) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CHJJmBmw40 48 Things Women Hear In A Lifetime (That Men Just Don't) (excellent video 2015) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yMFw_vWboE
Ethnic and Cultural Resources
Black/African American Resources
- Black Heritage Trail NH (BHTNH): https://blackheritagetrailnh.org/
- BHTNH Primary Source Searchable Database: http://blacknewengland.org/
- US Library of Congress African American History: Teacher Resources and Primary Sources: https://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2022/01/african-american-history-teacher-resources-and-primary-sources/
- Seacoast African American Cultural Center: https://www.saacc-nh.org/
- Seacoast NAACP: https://www.seacoastnaacp.com/
- Manchester NAACP: https://naacpmanchesternh.com/
- National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Black-African-American
- Embrace Race: https://www.embracerace.org/resources
- EdJustice Black Lives Matter at School Resources: https://neaedjustice.org/black-lives-matter-school-resources/
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Resources
- National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Asian-American-and-Pacific-Islander
- Library of Congress AAPI primary sources & teaching resources: https://primarysourcenexus.org/2013/04/primary-source-spotlight-asian-pacific-american-heritage-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0lonjQZF5eLq_Tgl6p3l-DNQosroIAqnoU1sPhQprh8qaYDTxyDfQetvk
- NEA AAPI Resources: https://www.nea.org/professional-excellence/student-engagement/tools-tips/teaching-asian-and-pacific-islander-heritage?ms=social&utm_source=social&fbclid=IwAR10GXTzbcVMd71upmndJGescpPaRlhcenuAk4pK-f4HgF2wOGji-B34lpk
- Little Pacifika Readers: https://www.liberatedethnicstudies.org/?fbclid=IwAR0pbSRKedrrZ5GsuiivBfi2ce_hqs5jCe__rUSGS1kJaZ6DRkniTBtKwBc
- Resources That Explore Identity for Multicultural or Mixed-Race Families: https://socialworklicensemap.com/blog/resources-explore-multicultural-identity-mixed-race-families/
- Admittedly older but there may be some good resources here: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider250/mixed-heritage/selected-multiracial-resources.pdf?sfvrsn=55d2bab9_2
- Indigenous New Hampshire Collaborative Collective: https://indigenousnh.com/educational-resources/
- General background info (published 2019): https://www.businessnhmagazine.com/article/ageism-and-the-workforce-crunch
- AARP-NH: https://states.aarp.org/new-hampshire/
- New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights: https://www.nh.gov/hrc/index.html
- Filing a complaint (It is recommended you talk to your local association leaders & UD for guidance) https://www.nh.gov/hrc/howto.html
- NH Alliance on Healthy Aging: https://nhaha.info/
- Business & Learning Resources (BLR) NH Age Discrimination Laws: https://www.blr.com/HR-Employment/Discrimination/Age-Discrimination-in-New-Hampshire
- AARP-Age Discrimination: https://www.aarp.org/work/age-discrimination/
- Business & Learning Resources (BLR) National Age Discrimination: https://www.blr.com/HR-Employment/Discrimination/Age-Discrimination
Safe Schools for Everyone! What Educators Should Know About LGBTQ+ Rights
This guidance answers some FAQs about federal protections for public school students and employees, the threats posted by state legislation, and resources to create an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students to speak up!
Build your school’s Opportunity Checklist
Do students and educators at your school have everything they need? If not, this is your opportunity to speak up!
BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL RESOURCES
Across race and place, educators, parents and allies are coming together to ensure that every Black student and educator can live, grow and thrive with support, love and joy. The goal of Black Lives Matter at School is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection and honest conversation and impactful actions in school communities for people of all ages to engage with issues of racial justice. Find stories, resources and ideas highlighting Black Lives Matter at School from across the country.
Get connected and engaged to advocate for racial and social justice in our schools and communities.
Know Your Rights Guides
Lawmakers and policy makers across our country, in yet another attempt to divide Americans along partisan and racial lines, are pushing legislation that seeks to stifle discussions on racism, sexism and inequity in public school classrooms.
Stand Against Hate and Bias
We all deserve the right to live, work, and thrive no matter our color, immigration status or sexual orientation and gender identities—no exceptions. But today, certain politicians are pushing laws that restrict our freedoms and divide us, so they can get and hold onto power at any cost –even if that means denying us the basic rights, resources, and respect that we all deserve.
EXPLORE THE ISSUES & TAKE ACTION
Find inspiring stories and resources from education justice activists along with ways to take action in your community.
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NEA EdJustice engages and mobilizes activists in the fight for racial, social and economic justice in public education.
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The Center for Social Justice is dedicated to lifting the voices of educator-leaders for the opportunity for all students no matter their zip code.